Economist predicts another tax hike

JOHANNESBURG - After all the New Year festivities, it's time for a reality check.

The economy is not growing and South Africans are experiencing increasing financial strain.

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Economist Dawie Roodt says because of the state's current finances, South Africa may be in for yet another increase in taxes.

He warns that poverty is set to increase as fewer people are being employed.